Most (UMN) Mapserver questions are currently tagged [mapserver]. Should we specify the two tags to be synonyms?

If not, should we re-tag all (UMN) Mapserver specific questions to [umn-mapserver]?

  • Mapserver is somewhat generic. Esri uses it in their url and html page for their REST mapservice. See this example. Jun 16 '11 at 13:58

I'd be against renaming to umn-mapserver - I've not heard it referred to as UMN MapServer in years. Whilst the homepage http://mapserver.org/ notes that:

Originally developed in the mid-1990’s at the University of Minnesota

It is no longer developed or owned by UMN as far as I can tell, and is not called UMN MapServer in any of the documentation.

It's a shame capitals aren't allowed in tags in this case as we could distinguish MapServer from map-server.

From the stats there are 49 questions tagged mapserver (the majority I believe are related to the software MapServer), and only 3 tagged umn-mapserver. So I'd be for merging these 3 questions to the mapserver tag.

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